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Featured Does noise bother you?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Tony Ramirez, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Christian with Asperger's Syndrome

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    At the smaller Church I attended yesterday with TGC folks the noise of the crowd was not as loud unlike Sundays at the auditorium where there is at least hundred or more people. I am however through my faith still going to the auditorium and I don't listen to music to drown out the noise.
     
  2. Destiny

    Destiny New Member

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    I like some noises but not really noises that repeat themselves. I remember how at school I used to dread the bell and fire alarm and when they went off I would close my eyes and cover my ears. If the noise affected me badly enough it would result in me crying or having a panic attack. I'm still like this now. My sister has a baby and when he cries I have to leave the room because I can't cope with the noise. I did want to get some ear plugs but my parents told me to deal with it which is what I've been doing my whole life.
    I do like some noises, like others here have mentioned I enjoy the sounds of birds and other animals like the gentle pur of a cat :)
     
  3. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    A crowded bar makes all my aspie senses go crazy. I have to get out or it can get very unpleasant. Same thing for loud parties. Casinoes make me go bonkers from the noise. These are things I just don't do.
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Good point. Casinos are a complete assault on virtually all of one's senses. For me it's the cigarette smoke that dictates whether I stay or leave. Something that is likely to promote a flight or fight response.
     
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    christopher.k roosterman

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    I enjoy just about every kind of noise when I'm not tired or going through A downer
    Apart from sudden sharp noises whitch spook me Though I hate the beeping from my mum's phone game but that's because of the context around it
     
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    the_tortoise Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Getting earplugs is dealing with it, though - literally is!

    And it is a far more effective way of dealing with it than complete denial of the problem, as they apparently suggest;

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    getting earplugs is more accurately described as “not dealing with it”.

    Sucks when people don’t understand.
     
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  7. Destiny

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    I know right. I tried explaining that and was shot down in flames :( .
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Most neurotypicals can only relate to their own sensory issues and not ours. They don't have a clue how intolerable any number of sounds can be to us.

    Yes- whatever you can do (if feasible) to mitigate such sounds is a good thing. Better than allowing something to promote a flight or fight response from you. Yet another dynamic that your parents probably don't understand.

    Certain sensory concerns made life hell growing up with parents who didn't understand. Made worse as neither myself or them knew I was on the spectrum at the time. I just knew I had elevated sensory issues that no one seemed to relate to.
     
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    Destiny New Member

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    Aw I am sorry. That must have been so hard for you to deal with, having all those sensory problems and discomforts but not really understanding why. I completely understand the feeling of hell though. It is horrible, especially when no one believes you or won’t do anything to help.

    Sadly my parents are like that. Think everything can be sorted out with a positive can do attitude. No matter how much distress I seem to be in it’s never enough to convince them that it is actually affecting me badly. When my mum puts the hoover around I just fall to pieces and can’t cope with the sound, she tells me to grow up :( I hate it.